Post Office - Okemah,OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 35° 25.899 W 096° 18.342
14S E 744591 N 3924248
Quick Description: This post office is one of the New Deal post office projects of the 1930's.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 5/28/2018 12:58:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMYC84
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Geojeepsters
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Long Description:
A post office was opened in Okemah in 1902. The town was named Okemah after a Kickapoo Indian chief and the word means "things up high". Okemah was made the County Seat of Okfuskee County after statehood, in 1908. The town is the home of Woody Guthrie, the iconic folk singer of the 1930's.

This building is typical of what was constructed with Treasury funding under the New Deal. It was built in 1938. The brick is light tan, and a wide frieze at the roof line reads "United States Post Office / Okemah, Oklahoma". The post office counters are open Mon-Fri from 7:45-12:30; 1:30-4:15. The lobby is open 24/6 and closed on Sunday.

Inside, the post office retains its historic look with grilled wood service windows and marble half-walls. The original post office boxes are still in use. High on the wall is a mural painted in 1941 under the WPA program.

Project type: Government building (non-park)

Date built or created: 1938

City: Okemah, OK

Condition: Good upkeep with a little wear and tear

Location: Not listed

Website for additional information: Not listed

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